Year: 2016

BVO Eats! – Wara Bistro

Chilly November evenings have us craving for food that warms us up instantly. This month, we checked out Wara Bistro (13788 Roswell Ave., Suite 188, Chino, CA), a Korean and Chinese hot pot restaurant with a sports bar feel. 
Hot pot is served in a metal pot at the middle of a table. Once the flavored stock is boiling, diners add fresh ingredients, such as vegetables, thinly sliced meats, seafood, and noodles, into the pot. The cooked ingredients are then dipped in a variety of sauces of your choice. Simple and delicious!
The owners’ Chinese, Korean, and American backgrounds are evident in the cuisine. We ordered calamari and the “Double Hot Pot,” which had a spicy seafood broth and a non-spicy bulgogi broth. Just in case you aren’t full from the hot pot, the menu also has traditional Chinese and Korean rice and noodle dishes.
Spotlight Dish: Double Hot Pot

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BVO Tip:  Cook the noodles in the broth toward the end of your meal. The broth will contain more flavor then, which will make your soup noodles more tasty!


About BVO Eats! — Every month, BVO Eats! will feature a restaurant in Chino Hills and highlight a spotlight dish. The purpose is not to provide a comprehensive review, but to introduce our readers to some of our favorite eateries in this wonderful city. We love exploring our local community — what better way of doing this than eating?

BVO Eats! – Oke Poke

Soaring temperatures no longer mean consuming the same uninspiring salads. Oke Poke (3277 Grand Ave. Suite L, Chino Hills, CA) offers fun and delicious poke bowls that are sure to cool you down this summer. 

Per Oke Poke’s website, “poke is a raw fish based dish that originates from the islands of Hawaii.” Think bite-sized sashimi with Japanese toppings over rice or salad and drizzled in sweet and spicy sauces.

Not a fan of raw fish? Give poke a try, and you might just change your mind. Still not ready to take the leap? They also serve shrimp and baby scallops that you may select in lieu of the raw fish. 

Try one of their bowls or customize your own. We love getting creative with making our own. There is a variety of bases, toppings, fishes, and sauces to choose from, which make each experience fun and unique. 

Spotlight Dish:  Make Your Own: Salmon, Spicy Tuna, and Albacore Bowl

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BVO Tip:  Don’t be afraid to mix the sauces. We love experimenting with various combinations to give each bowl an unique taste. Our current favorite is Oke Sesame, Oke Sauce, with a bit of Heat.


About BVO Eats! — Every month, BVO Eats! will feature a restaurant in Chino Hills and highlight a spotlight dish. The purpose is not to provide a comprehensive review, but to introduce our readers to some of our favorite eateries in this wonderful city. We love exploring our local community — what better way of doing this than eating?

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Advantages of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Daily disposable contact lenses are single-use lenses that are removed and discarded at the end of each day, and a fresh pair of lenses is applied to the eyes the next morning. Daily contact lenses are gaining in popularity among practitioners and consumers for their health and convenience benefits. 

Personally, I only wear daily contacts because number one, I am a lazy person. I do not want to deal with contact lens solution and storing contact lenses. Since I only wear contact lens for certain activities such as basketball or on a Saturday night out, it makes perfect logic to only wear dailies. 

Here are 5 reason why a daily disposable contact lenses might be the best option for you: 

  1. Comfort – Since daily contact lens are replaced daily, fresh new contacts are worn each time. With less time for deposits to build on the lenses, each wear provides the patient with the best wearing comfort.
  2. Health – Study and research have shown daily disposable contacts are 6x less likely to cause contact lens related problems than 2 week and 1 month disposable contacts.

  3. Convenience – With all that’s going on from work to children to social lives, we are apt to forget or ignore cleaning and changing contacts. While neglecting this part of contact lens care can pose risks to their eyes, dailies make cleaning unnecessary and changing a breeze.

  4. Cost – Yes an year supply of daily contact lenses are certainly more expensive than a 2 week or 1 month disposable, but if you are a part-time wearer say once or twice a week contact lens wear…you are actually saving money. Also keep in mind, you don’t have to purchase contact lens cleaning solution anymore.

  5. Availability – As technology continues to improve in the contact lens industry, new daily contacts lenses are popping up in the market. Whether it’s astigmatism correcting dailies or multi-focal dailies to help you see distance and near, there is a daily contact lens for your visual needs. 

Schedule your next eye exam with us today by clicking here

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions

Celebrities in Oliver Peoples

Oliver Peoples is an American luxury eyewear brand, established in 1987. The company opened its first boutique in West Hollywood, California and appeared on the cover of German Vogue in 1987. The brand has been featured in numerous fashion magazines, including GQVogueElleL’Uomo VogueEsquire and Vanity Fair. Characterized by subtle detailing, retro aesthetics and high-quality materials, their frames are popular with celebrities, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise. 

Recently celebrating twenty-five years in the industry, the brand remains highly influential, creating campaigns that deploy film, music and designer collaborations that communicate a lifestyle that is distinctly Los Angeles.

Here are some celebrities wearing Oliver Peoples sunglasses and glasses. Can you identify each celebrity? 

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Remember our Oliver Peoples Trunk Show is this Saturday 7/16: 2-5 pm!

Schedule your next eye exam with us today by clicking here

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions

BVO Eats! – Young Dong Tofu

Flavorful. Spicy. Comforting. Young Dong Tofu (3233 Grand Ave., Chino Hills, CA) is a no-brainer when we want authentic Korean food. 

They are known for their flavorful tofu soups, which can be made at various spice levels. Kimchi, oyster, beef, seafood, and mushroom are some of the soup flavors available. Each soup is accompanied with rice in a stone bowl. We love scraping off each grain of rice off the sides of the stone bowl — the crispy texture of the rice adds a new dimension to the dish.

Not in the mood for tofu soup? We also love the meat here — think, BBQ beef ribs, spicy pork, and spicy chicken (yum!). These come served on a sizzling platter and the marinade for each is spot on.

Have an appetite? Get a combo at Young Dong Tofu, like we did!

Spotlight Dish:  Tofu Soup (oyster, mild) and BBQ beef Combo
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BVO Tip:  Ask for refills of the “banchan” aka the cold side dishes — they’re free! We can’t get enough of these refreshing side dishes, which perfectly compliment any meat or spicy tofu soup. 


About BVO Eats! — Every month, BVO Eats! will feature a restaurant in Chino Hills and highlight a spotlight dish. The purpose is not to provide a comprehensive review, but to introduce our readers to some of our favorite eateries in this wonderful city. We love exploring our local community — what better way of doing this than eating?

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What is a Punctal Plug?

A punctal plug is a tiny, biocompatible device that are inserted into the tear duct. They help block moisture from draining into the tear ducts, causing it remain longer on the eye. This can truly improve dry eye symptoms for certain patients suffering from ocular surface diseases or dry eyes. 

Punctal plugs usually are considered when non-prescription or prescription eye drops fail to relieve your dry eye symptoms such as sandy, stinging, burning eyes. 

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One can get a punctal plug that is made of silicone that could last for a long period of time, depending on the eye. A temporary option may be made of a fibrous material like collagen that will dissolve. Either option may be appropriate for individuals with severe or long-term dry eye.

Some patients may need punctal plugs as an adjunctive treatment for eye surgeries such as LASIK.

Your doctor will determine the proper size of the punctal plug and the plugs will be inserted in your eye’s tear duct. Other than slight initial discomfort, the plugs should not cause any irritation. Immediately after the quick procedure, you should be able to function and resume normal activities. If you feel discomfort or suspect an eye duct infection, be sure to let your doctor know. 

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At Bright Vision Optometry of Chino Hills, we offer both long-lasting silicone based plugs and short-term dissolvable collagen plugs. Ask your doctor about punctal plugs at your next eye exam! 

SPY Optic :: Happiness Guarantee

BVO is excited to share our newest addition to our frame board: Spy Optic Sunglasses
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The all new, patent-pending SPY Happy Lens™ fuses years of optics design experience with a large and growing body of scientific research to redefine lens innovation and is the only lens technology designed to maximize the best transmission of the sun’s “good” rays (specific long-wave blue light), while still blocking out its “bad” rays (UV and short-wave blue light). Exposure to the “good” rays has been shown to help align the human body’s rhythm with its natural preference for specific color and wavelengths, creating positive changes that can help harmonize our body—creating a positive physiological “uplift” in mood and alertness. Additionally, the SPY Happy Lens™ has color and contrast enhancements that are so clear you can feel the difference. In short, the SPY Happy Lens™ helps you not only SEE BETTER, but FEEL BETTER.

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BVO Eats! – Our Review of The Boiler Chino Hills!

Every once in a while, we come across a restaurant that transports us to another world. The Boiler Chino Hills (4665 Chino Hills Pkwy, Unit I, Chino Hills, CA) is that such restaurant. 

Their pan roast, gumbo, jambalaya, and étouffée instantly transport us to Louisiana. Best of all, our favorite comfort foods can be enjoyed in The Boiler Chino Hills, humidity-free.

The Broiler is known for their steam kettle cooking. Their signature dishes are cooked in individual jacketed steam kettles and are served piping hot with a scoop of white rice. We recommend sitting at the counter for a front row view of the action. Dinner portions can be shared by two (i.e. one normal-sized human and one very small human), but we doubt you will want to. We are also huge fans of their calamari, which is nice and meaty.

The menu expands on that of Las Vegas’ Oyster Bar. We love that Vegas-worthy restaurants are now here in our community, and the 1000+ Yelp reviewers of The Boiler Chino Hills seem to also agree.

Spotlight Dish:  House Pan Roast

 

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BVO Tip:  When choosing the heat level of your steam kettle dish, opt for a higher heat level for cream-based dishes (i.e. House Pan Roast) than you would for roux-based dishes. Cream will reduce the spice level of the dish. 


About BVO Eats! — Every month, BVO Eats! will feature a restaurant in Chino Hills and highlight a spotlight dish. The purpose is not to provide a comprehensive review, but to introduce our readers to some of our favorite eateries in this wonderful city. We love exploring our local community — what better way of doing this than eating?

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